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Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori A Possibility For Future UFC Event?

Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori could be on a collision course. Costa and Vettori are coming off losses to the current UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. Costa is currently the number two-ranked UFC 185-pounder, while Vettori holds the number four spot. ESPN's Brett Okamoto has revealed that Costa's manager, Wallid...

Paulo Costa Responds To Vettori’s Post-UFC 263 Callout

Paulo Costa fires back at Marvin Vettori.

Cannonier Holds No Grudge Over Costa Pulling Out Due To Fight Pay

Jared Cannonier is preparing for a new opponent after Paulo Costa pulled out of their scheduled bout, but Cannonier holds no bad feelings. Jared Cannonier is a middleweight fighter who has been moving up the rankings over the past few years. His upcoming bout at UFC on ESPN 26 this...

Israel Adesanya Responds To Paulo Costa’s Rant On UFC Pay

Israel Adesanya responds to Paulo Costa's rant over fighter pay.

Dana White Fires Back At Paulo Costa: ‘You’re In No Position To Ask For Crazy Money’

Dana White responds to Paulo Costa's rant on fighter pay.

Cris Cyborg Shows Support for Jake Paul’s UFC Fighter Pay Crusade

Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has thrown her weight behind Jake Paul’s “movement” to achieve fairer pay for UFC fighters. The former UFC featherweight champ, who fought seven times under the franchise between 2016 and 2019, has been a vocal critic of UFC President Dana White in the past....

Paulo Costa Implies Low Pay Is Why He Withdrew From Cannonier Fight

After Paulo Costa withdrew from his scheduled bout with Jared Cannonier, the hard-hitting middleweight claims it was due in part to financial disagreements. Paulo Costa, 30, started his career in the UFC with a blistering five-fight win streak. In addition to that success, four of those bouts ended with...

Costa Out, Gastelum In For August 21 Main Event Against Cannonier

Kelvin Gastelum is once again filling in for Paulo Costa and will be facing Jared Cannonier on August 21. According to an ESPN report late Friday, Paulo Costa has withdrawn from his fight against Jared Cannonier slated for Aug. 21, and his unidentical stunt double, Kelvin Gastelum, will step in...

Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier Headlines UFC Fight Night (8/21)

Two top-5 middleweights will meet on August 21 when Paulo “Borrachinha” Costa returns to face Jared Cannonier to headline the Fight Night Event. Originally reported by ESPN on Wednesday night, Paulo Costa will make his first trip to the Octagon in nearly a year when he faces Jared Cannonier to...

Derek Brunson Explains Callout of Paulo Costa After UFC Vegas 22 Win

Following his win over Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22, Derek Brunson called out Paulo Costa. Derek Brunson is looking ahead to his next fight not even one day off his big win at UFC Vegas 22. Brunson defeated Kevin Holland via unanimous decision and already had a name for...

Derek Brunson Not Buying Paulo Costa’s Excuses After Poor Performance

Ahead of his UFC Vegas 22 fight with Kevin Holland, top middleweight Derek Brunson isn't buying Paulo Costa's excuses after getting beat down by middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. After the smoke cleared at UFC 253, champion Adesanya successfully defended his throne at middleweight and he did so in spectacular...

Paulo Costa Out Of April 17 Fight Against Whittaker, Possibly Postponed

In a month that was meant to provide many answers for the middleweight division, there is now one major question surrounding heading into April: Who will be Robert Whittaker’s opponent? As originally reported by AG. Fight, Paulo Costa has been forced to withdraw from his April 17 fight against Whittaker...

Adesanya Pleads With Paulo Costa To Accept “He Got His Ass Whooped”

After laughing off Paulo Costa’s recent explanation for why he lost at UFC 253, Israel Adesanya offered the Brazilian some straightforward advice. In the main event of UFC 253, Israel Adesanya came away with a one-sided victory over Paulo Costa. After picking Costa apart with a variety of strikes, Adesanya...

Paulo Costa Shares Why He Was Only 10-20% Against Israel Adesanya

Paulo Costa believes his loss to Israel Adesanya can be largely attributed to having a bit too much to drink the night before the fight. At UFC 253, Israel Adesanya turned on one of if not the finest performance of his career when he completely walked through Paulo Costa in...

Is the UFC Middleweight Division In Trouble Without Israel Adesanya?

There are some divisions in the UFC that have more drawing power than others. Take a look at the lightweight division, for instance, with so many stars at the top. That is one division that sees its fighters constantly headlining events. With Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, and...